Nine years ago in October 2007, the MTA Fall Away tournament was held on the Island of Kauai, at Poipu Beach Resort (the sunny, dryer side of the Island). And what fun it was! We had a phenomenal turnout of MTA members, indulging in tennis, hiking, sailing, kayaking, eating (of course), snorkeling, partying, and in other words doing it all (not all in one day of course). Most participants stayed for at least 4 days, and many stayed for 6-7. Each day we planned a different activity, and several of the members helped to organize outings, such as reserving a boat to sail along the beautiful Kauai coast, taking/leading a botanical garden tour, hiking a death march into Waimea Canyon (no mention of who organized that!), and kayaking up the Wailua River.
The MTA board has voted to once again make Hawaii our destination for our upcoming Fall Away 2016 tournament. This destination and event is like none other, and we surely hope that as many MTA members will put this date on their calendars, Sept 15-20th. You can stay as many days as you like, but we will plan on playing our MTA mixed and gender tennis doubles, on Friday and Saturday, Sept 16-17. The 8 tennis courts available include hard courts and Har Tru clay, a different and fun experience to play on. We will have our traditional Friday evening potluck dinner/gathering on 9/16 at a condo to be announced.
For more information about the activities that we did on our previous trip and which we hope to repeat, please see the following links:
The Canyon hike:
Images of the tennis courts and grounds: https://www.google.com/search?q=Poipu+Kai+Resort+Tennis+Court+on+the+Pacific&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS522US522&espv=2&biw=1536&bih=714&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju_K7SvMbKAhVLwmMKHckXCBQQsAQIJQ
Kayaking : https://wailuariverkayaking.com/
The link to make reservations and for information on the resort, including use of the tennis courts, swimming pools, beach access, and other useful information is at:
This is a huge resort and it is helpful to look at the map at the bottom of the page, to orient yourself. Since we are going to be spending time on the tennis courts, it may be convenient to try and get a condo as close to the courts as you can (although it can be a good warm up just to walk back and forth from condo to courts). We have found that condos located in either the Regency section, Kahala (very good for court and beach access) and Manualoha (even better access) sections to be good choices. Use of the tennis courts is $10 per person per day.
If you are interested in joining this MTA event, I would encourage you to make reservations in the near future while there is ample supply. At this time, there are several units available, including, 1-4 bedroom condos which are surprisingly affordable. For example, a 3 bedroom condo, suitable for 6 (or 8 if you don't mind sofa beds) are renting for $215 per night:
Another example is a 4 bedroom unit available for $300 per night, which is further reduced if it is rented 7 nights rather than 5.
It is a little more expensive to rent a one bedroom unit, but still available at a reasonable price, for example, on an average of $150 per night, for 5 nights:
The cost per night is reduced if you rent the condo for a one week period, by approximately 10%. Some of us will be interested in staying for the full week, but that is each participant’s discretion. So organize your group of condo-mates and let’s go! If you need to be put in touch with others who are planning/interested in going, let me know and I will advise you of potential attendees, whom you can contact. Please make sure and carefully review the Resort's refund policy on condo reservations which includes:
Deposit and Payment Requirements: A two night rental deposit by credit card is required when making a reservation unless your arrival date is within sixty days in which case the entire amount is due at the time of reservation. For those guests paying only a two night deposit, the entire remaining amount due will be automatically charged to their credit card sixty days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Fee: There is a $40 cancellation fee in every case.
Refunds and Rebooking Credits are calculated by first deducting the $40 cancellation fee then any further refund is determined by the length of advance notice given prior to the reservation's arrival date: 30 days or more; 100% refund, 14-29 days; 80% refund, 13 days or less; no refund, however, any amount not refunded beyond the cancellation fee may be used for a future reservation in a non-peak season, no less than 90 days following and prior to one year from the original arrival date. Refund credits are not transferable or extendable.
Photos of our last trip are included, to give you an idea of what fun we had and what lies ahead. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email me at: Donna Haiman .
Further information will be posted on this website as we get closer to the event, and a sign up list will be available. We welcome all to this unforgettable experience and event, please join us in the fun.